The Little River Railroad & Lumber Company Museum
Who Are We?
The Little River Railroad and Lumber Company is a non-profit corporation founded in 1982 to preserve the heritage of the Little River Lumber Company and the Little River Railroad. We operate a museum in Townsend, Tennessee, collecting, preserving, and exhibiting the history of these companies, and of the people in this region.
Admission is FREE
May-Oct open Daily Weekdays & Saturday 10-5, Sunday 1-5
November: Weekends Only – Saturday 10-5, Sunday 1-5
December through March: Closed Off-Season. Groups by appointment only (email or call) The grounds and outdoor exhibits are always available
April: Weekends Only – Saturday 10-5, Sunday 1-5
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Check our museum's Board of Directors, address, and other contact information. We look forward to hearing from you!Contact Info
Little River Railroad Heritage Festival on Saturday, May 14, 2022, from 10 am to 5 pm
Relive history as you step back to the time and place where the City of Townsend began. A day of fun and education for all ages. Demonstrations, Museum tours, arts and crafts, model railroad, music, and more Fun! FREE Family Event.
What our visitors saying about their experience
Awesome place for some of the best tid bits of information. The lady in the gift shop is full of great facts and stories and you will enjoy stopping in.Brian Luckadoo
Wonderful roadside gem! You will feel like a kid again walking around these old engines. Museum is staffed with knowledgeable local historians. So much local history in one small spot! A must see when visiting the Smokies and surrounding areas.Jeanene Arrington Fisher
I give this Museum a 5-star cause I love Trains. and I love the history of the Lumber Trains that went all through the Tennessee HillsJoey Drew